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Greening Your Kitchen

When we think about living a greener, healthier lifestyle, one of the most important places to start is in the kitchen. In fact, many of the environmental toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis are found in the … Continue reading


Could a Chinese Herbal Remedy Save Ebola-Stricken Africa?

The first time I encountered this unusual Chinese herbal remedy was last winter when a healthcare colleague of mine’s husband was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after having extensive surgery to remove a tumor. Like many post-op courses following … Continue reading

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The Money Trail between Doctors & Drug Makers

My first experiences of the Pharma-Doctor financial relationship were lavish dinners at some of the finest restaurants in NYC, soon after I finished my residency. The dinners were sponsored by a pharmaceutical rep, and a short talk about the featured … Continue reading

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Cold and Flu Season Preparedness

BEAT THE FLU OR COMMON COLD BEFORE IT BEATS YOU!   With cold and flu season rapidly approaching, I am often asked how I am able to ward off so many colds throughout the season. After all, I am seeing sick patients almost on … Continue reading

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Supernutrients That Fight Seasonal Allergies

With 50 million Americans suffering from allergies, it is no wonder so much money is spent on OTC antihistamines during allergy season.[1]  A nationwide survey found that 54.6 percent of all US citizens test positive for one or more allergens.[2]  … Continue reading

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When the Flu Vaccine Does Not Work

We are in the midst of one of the worst flu outbreaks in recent years.  For example, Massachusetts General Hospital has already treated more confirmed flu cases than it did by this time during the swine flu “pandemic.”  You don’t … Continue reading

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Dr. Pedre’s Holiday Wellness Gift Basket

As the holidays approach, and you’re thinking of gifts to get your loved ones and friends, I have put together a wellness gift basket full of ideas to help keep you healthy and well during the coming year.  Holiday pampering … Continue reading

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Occupy Sandy Relief & Volunteering — It’s Good for Your Health and for the Community

Recently, I joined a group of volunteers helping in relief efforts post-superstorm Sandy, in one of the markedly affected areas of the Rockaways in Queens, NY.  We spent the day helping distribute food and medical care to those still without … Continue reading

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Dr. Pedre’s Super-Immunity Soup

Try this super-immunity soup to help boost your immune system, especially when you’re feeling like you may be coming down with a cold. Ingredients: 1 yellow onion 2 large organic carrots 2 stalks of organic celery 1 head of kale … Continue reading

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Greening Your Kitchen

In my latest post on Ecomii, picked up by Yahoo! Green and Shine from Yahoo!, Greening Your Ktichen, I talked about the simple ways that you can not only make your kitchen a greener place, but healthier place, too.  You … Continue reading

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